- Title Pages
- 1 Osteobiography and Bioarchaeology
- 2 The Magician
- 3 The Axed Man of Mosfell
- 4 Legendary Chamorro Strength
- 5 Mortuary Evidence for Maya Political Resistance and Religious Syncretism in Colonial Belize
- 6 Social Marginalization Among the Chiribaya
- 7 A Neolithic Nomad from Dakhleh Oasis
- 8 Lesley
- 9 The “African Queen”
- 10 Sew Long?
- 11 A Master Artisan?
- 12 Vulcan
- 13 Written in Stone, Written in Bone
- 14 Life and Death of a Mother and Child in Nineteenth-Century Ontario, Canada
- 15 Thumbprints of a Midwife
- 16 Reading a Life
- 17 From Cradle to Grave and Beyond
- Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives
Skilled Village Craftsman of Ban Chiang, Thailand
- (p.177) 12 Vulcan
- The Bioarchaeology of Individuals
Ann L. W. Stodder
Ann M. Palkovich
- University Press of Florida
This chapter presents the osteobiography of a middle-aged man from Ban Chiang, Thailand (1700-900 B.C.). Carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis from bone apatite and oxygen, carbon and strontium isotopes from tooth dentin, and archaeological context of the interment were used to reconstruct the life history of this individual. Dubbed “Vulcan” during excavations, this was a robust man, who died, possibly of a pulmonary infection, after a relatively long life of physical activity, including crafting metal or wood and hunting.
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